Study: Settlement & Housing Experiences of Immigrants to Kelowna

We are looking for your participation in a study on the settlement and housing experiences of immigrants in Kelowna. Each person who participates will receive a free meal during the survey and a $30 gift certificate. Child minding is available upon prior request.
To be eligible to participate in the survey, respondents must be born outside of Canada, arrived in Canada between 2000 and 2014 and currently are renters in the City of Kelowna.

If you would like to participate in this survey, please contact ac.rcknull@yak to register for one of the following dates:

  • March 30th – 9:45 am
  • April 10th – 10:00 am
  • April 13th – 10:00 am & 4:00 pm

Please be assured that all the information that you will provide will be kept confidential. The data will be recorded, analyzed, and reported in ways that guarantee anonymity. Your participation is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw from the study at any point with no consequences.

CSAE Okanagan Roundtable

Hello fellow members of the not-for-profit industry! We are delighted to invite you to the spring CSAE Okanagan Roundtable: Who’s in Charge? The Principles of Good Governance.

Date: Thursday April 9th, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna
Cost: CSAE-BC Members: $25 + GST / Non-members: $35 + GST
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The Okanagan region of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, BC chapter, is pleased to present our spring Roundtable breakfast meeting and presentation.

There is governance theory, and then there is the real-life application of governance in not-for-profit organizations. This session will address both ends of the spectrum.

Not-for-profit organizations vary considerably in their make-up, their objectives, and their method of operations. Who’s In Charge? – The Principles of Good Governance is a candid discussion of the application of good governance in the not-for-profit sector. This presentation will be given by Weldon LeBlanc, an experienced executive in the non-for-profit sector.

Whether you are new to your role, or a seasoned professional, this session will acquaint you with governance options, the implementation, best practices and their consequences.

Who’s In Charge? – The Principles of Good Governance is an interactive roundtable specifically designed for CEO’s, Executive Directors, and General Managers who work with Board of Directors of a not-for-profit organization. Learn best practices and take-away tools/solutions to help you excel in your relationship with your Board of Directors in this ever-changing environment.

During this session you will learn:

  • What is good governance
  • The challenges of applying good governance
  • How to manage governance in your organization
  • Lessons learned in the application of good governance

This event also includes a networking period and full breakfast.

CSAE members and non-members welcome. Please forward to your contacts in other associations and not-for-profit organizations.

On behalf of the Canadian Society of Association Executives

Crisis Line – Looking for Volunteers

Are you looking for ways to learn and practice your listening and helping skills? You can enhance your theoretical knowledge with hands on experience by volunteering with the Crisis Line. Workers provide emotional support to people experiencing family and personal problems and mental health issues. The next training starts on May 7th.

For more information about the Crisis Line, please call Mandi at 250.763.8058 ext.233 or email: ac.rcknull@enilsisirc.

Workshop: Fulfill Your Life

Download: Fulfill Your Life Booklet (PDF)
Download: Fulfill Your Life Booklet (PDF)
“Fulfill Your Life: Ideas and Resources to Help You Prepare for the Life Transitions of Retirement and Loss” was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and developed by Kelowna Community Resources, with input from a volunteer community advisory committee and four community focus groups. The workshop booklet and video vignettes are available for use as a self-directed study. Upcoming workshops facilitated by community volunteers will also be posted here, as well as in our Monthly Bulletin.

The next workshop is scheduled as part of the Society for Learning in Retirement’s spring course offerings: April 16, 2015 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Visit for registration and membership details.

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March Monthly Bulletin

The March Monthly Bulletin is now available.

It’s an accumulation of local news, events, training’s, useful resources and information for non-profits and community organizations alike!

View the Bulletin
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Make sure to subscribe to the Monthly Bulletin to stay up-to-date on all of the information released each month.

Safe Harbour – February Newsletter

SafeHarbour-Newsletter-Feb2015-imgSafe Harbour: Respect for All is a long-standing AMSSA program that puts vision into action: creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.

View their February Newsletter

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Workshop: Fund Development Overview 2015

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays – May 7, 12, 14, 19 (Starts on a Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $199


Description: This 4-day course is an overview essential for those working in, or interested in working in, the area of fund development for their non-profit organization. The course content will help you:

  • Explore strategies to attract First Time Donors and build relationships to develop Repeat and Consistent Donors.
  • Learn how to foster Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Corporate Donations. Investigate opportunities for Earned Income and Government and/or Foundation Grants.
  • Complete the funding cycle through Stewardship, Renewal and Assessment of your strategic plan. Content is based on Canadian research and best practices in the field.

Course Goal: You will participate in a hands-on learning experience around the process, components, goal setting and best practices associated with non-profit fundraising activities to help you increase revenue to your organization and build relationships for future organizational sustainability.

Course Length
Eight 3-hour modules for a total of 24 hours spread over four days.

Special Features

  • Learn from talented specialists who have worked or are working in the field
  • Learn with a network of peers faced with the same challenges
  • Learn from valuable reference materials and record your thoughts in a participant handbook

Learning Activities
You will engage in:

  • Role play
  • Small group discussion
  • Large group discussion
  • On-line research
  • Watching videos
  • Case scenarios
  • Viewing Power points


Workshop: Overview of Volunteer Management 2015

April 20, 2015 – April 28, 2015

Brochure-VolunteerManagement-imgDates: Mondays & Tuesdays – April 20, 21, 27, 28
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $199
Location: 120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. Read more about the 8 modules…

Cost: $199 Includes materials and light refreshments

  • Up to 4 days prior to the workshop: non-refundable amount = $50.00 (Effective July 31, 2012)
  • 3 days or less: non-refundable amount = $100.00 (Effective July 31, 2012)